Adam and Eve were senior managers at a marketing firm - educated, intelligent, and highly motivated.
Both Adam and Eve have hired excellent employees in their respective departments and are enthusiastic about their careers. Their teams must collaborate on a crucial project, meaning Adam and Eve must work harder to focus and inspire their employees.
But Adam and Eve are soonat odds. In fact, each thinks the other is out of touch with reality - a crazy coworker, if you will. In turn, Adam and Eve's "craziness" trickles down through both departments, causing team members to view their peers as incompetent, unreasonable, and unreliable.
In the end, a projectenvisioned to make the company a substantial profit winds up losing money. Sound familiar? This type of conflict is prevalent in many firms of today.
Why Is My Coworker So Crazy? is a read for nearly every person who is immersed in today's workplace. It addresses the difficulties of navigating various personalities as well as the influences of company culture. During the course of the book, one is taken on a sequential and thought-provoking journey that reveals the workings of the interactions among people working together in today's climate. It pulls the various influences of behavior apart, breaks them down for the reader to understand them, and forces a self-reflection for each person as they each examine their role of influence in such matters. By the end of the book, each reader not only has a keen understanding of these influences, but also can see his or her direct role in each work environment. The work is less psychological in nature than it is interactive, practical, and easy to retain.
Vito Pandolfo has been helping companies improve their operations for nearly two decades, and is an expert on changing company culture. He claims that most people report about a 20% loss of labor time in their average workweek - this equates to a lot of lost money in an economy when companies need to keep as much as they can. He also claims this number is actually lower that what is accurate.
Credits: The book is narrated by the author himself, who is a talented presenter, and features voice appearances by: Warren Kimmel, Erin King-Renganathan, Judy Maier, Robert Miur, and Vijay Renhanathan. Edited and Produced by Warren Kimmel. Original music by Warren (D.) Kimmel, musical excerpts include "Seven Days" by Warren (D.) Kimmel and Vito J. Pandolfo, and Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" Op 8/1, R269 Spring I. Allegro
©2011 Vito J. Pandolfo (P)2012 Vito J. Pandolfo
Lower middle mainly due to deilvery format.
Removed the repetitive advertising of the author, intro, outro and just plain silence between each section and chapter. Though I did not time it, I believe the book would only be 3 hours not 3 hours 52 mins without this wasted content. To say that I was annoyed by it is an understatement. Bluntly, I almost didn't finish the book. I will NOT be returning to listen again.
The stories were useful and detailed, but on occasion difficult to hear since there is inappropriately loud music, talking, sound effects, etc. I don't need "mood" with my information.
LIKE: Actual meeting, relational interactions and thought dialogs that the reader could relate to as the concepts were covered.
DISLIKE: Just cannot state this "loudly" enough, so ... "Removed the repetitive advertising of the author, intro, outro and just plain silence between each section and chapter. Though I did not time it, I believe the book would only be 3 hours not 3 hours 52 mins without this wasted content. To say that I was annoyed by it is an understatement. Bluntly, I almost didn't finish the book. I will NOT be returning to listen again."
No response as this would not be applicable in my opinion.
Right about the middle
The content is very good. It demonstrates the various perspectives we and our co workers take when interacting with one another.
The main narrator is very good. However, the sound affects, secondary narrators, and intro/outro to every chapter is very annoying. This made me excited to be done with the book, even though I wanted to take in the content.
Vito J. Pandalfo: Listen to me!
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